Sydney FC striker Brosque expecting another big Melbourne clash

Sydney FC’s Alex Brosque expects this Saturday’s clash with Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium to be another big one between the clubs.

Sydney FC’s Alex Brosque expects this Saturday’s clash with Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium to be another big one between the clubs.

The Sky Blues travel to the scene of March’s Premiership triumph over the Victory without a win in nine matches this term but Brosque is certain the Sydney players will step up for the big occasion.

"This game isn't your average game. They are always big ones against Melbourne," Brosque told Sportal.

"It's come at a good time for us.

"It's an intense rivalry – they want to give it to us and we want to give it to them.

"The boys will lift and find that little extra bit we've been lacking since the start of the season."

The reigning champs are currently resigned to the bottom of the table but Brosque holds belief that the results will come consistently if they can get a win this weekend.

“It's not panic stations – we know it's still early in the season – but we do have to start picking up points, there is no doubt about that," Brosque added.

"The longer we leave it the harder it will be to fight our way back.

"We've been playing well so it's hard to cop the losses we've been having, but that's football sometimes.

"We're confident once we get one or two wins we're good enough to go on a bit of a roll.

"We just need a bit of luck to go our way and learn to punish teams when we get the chance."